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Badaun gangrape: Family wants accused to be hanged publicly

Badaun: Family members of the two teenage cousin Dalit sisters who were gangraped and hanged, today termed the incident as more gruesome than December 16 gangrape case and demanded that the accused should be hanged publicly.

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Father of a victim, who was gangraped in Ushait area on May 27 night, said that the incident was "more gruesome than Delhi rape case which rocked the nation." He also demanded a CBI probe adding that there should be nothing less than capital punishment. "The manner in which the entire world saw our innocent girls hanging, we want that in the same manner it should watch the accused hanging. They should be hanged publicly," he said.

The father said that he did no believe in the promises and announcements of the state government. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had yesterday came down heavily on police officers warning them that such incidents should not be repeated any cost. He had said that family of victims should be given and also sanctioned financial assistance of rupees five lakh each to the family members of the two cousin sisters.

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However, the victim's father said that they dont' want any compensation. "We want justice and not compensation," he said.

Rahul Gandhi meets family of gangrape victims, demands CBI probe

Badaun: Rahul Gandhi today met the family of the two dalit sisters who were gangraped and murdered here and demanded a CBI probe into the case, saying UP police cannot give them justice and the culprits should know that they cannot get away with such a heinous crime.

"They have said that the honour of their daughters cannot be brought back with money. They said they want justice and they have no faith in the UP police as their people are involved. They said that the UP police cannot get them justice. I agree with them, there can be no price for a woman's honour.

"I am also in agreement with them on what they have said about the CBI inquiry. CBI inquiry should happen," Rahul said. He, however, refrained from attacking the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh which has faced a lot of flak over the sensational crime amid allegations that the local police was hand in glove with the accused.

"Whosoever have committed this crime should know that they cannot do such things in India," Rahul said The Congress Vice President visited the home of the dalit girls and during the interaction, their family members complained that the police did not act when they approached the local police chowki. "Had the police acted in time, our daughters would have been alive," father of one of the victims told Rahul. The Congress leader also walked to the spot where the victims had been found hanging from a tree.

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